Tag Archives: South Asia

Searching For A Traditional Mask In Nepal

NepalI recently wrote about a traditional hat that I bought in Nepal during our trip to South Asia.

In the post I mentioned how we got much better at minimizing the amount of souvenirs we buy on trips now.

Nepal is the one country in recent years where we actually wanted to buy a few things. As we wandered around the streets of Thamel and by various sites, I noticed many shops selling beautifully painted masks. Continue reading Searching For A Traditional Mask In Nepal

CheapOair Screws Up Our Flight Booking, Makes Good

cheapoairDuring our month-long trip around South Asia we visited five countries. The last stop on our trip was to India where we visited a bunch of different areas.

We booked a flight with AirAsia (through CheapOair) to get us from Delhi to Goa.

For those who don’t know, traffic in Delhi is beyond awful. Our flight was at 7:55 pm and we hoped to arrive at the airport two hours early. However, the ride to the airport took a lot longer than expected due to that fun Delhi traffic. Continue reading CheapOair Screws Up Our Flight Booking, Makes Good

Searching For A Dhaka Topi Traditional Hat In Nepal

nepalOver the years I’ve gotten much better at minimizing the amount of souvenirs (junk) that I purchase while traveling.

I remember coming home from Thailand (about 10 years ago) with an extra bag filled to the brim. Now it seems like many countries sell the same kind of this. Most of the time, if I am buying something it is for my boys.

However, there are a few items that I still like to purchase when visiting new places and one of them is traditional hats. (Click the link to find out about some of my other hat purchases from around the globe.) Continue reading Searching For A Dhaka Topi Traditional Hat In Nepal

Our Experience Flying To Mount Everest With Yeti Airlines Everest Express

mount everestDuring our month-long summer trip to South Asia we visited five countries including Nepal.

We wanted to make the most of our short, four-day visit to the country so we debated flying somewhere to get a glimpse of the Himalayas, especially Mount Everest with our own eyes.

After landing in Kathmandu, a man at the taxi desk mentioned tours and even a special scenic flight to see the highest mountain in the world. Kim and I were intrigued and immediately starting debating if it was worth the expense. Continue reading Our Experience Flying To Mount Everest With Yeti Airlines Everest Express

Get Around & Save A Small Fortune With Uber In India!

UberThe Michael W Travels family is on a month-long trip around South Asia.

During our trip, we’ve visited five countries. While visiting our third stop, I made it to my 100th country!

We’re currently traveling around India which is the final country we’ll be visiting during our trip. Continue reading Get Around & Save A Small Fortune With Uber In India!